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When Manal Ghanem got off the bus at her usual stop in Beirut on September 20, she made sure to save her ticket.
As well as getting her to her destination, it promised a reward.
It offered the 32-year-old educator a discount at one of the capital’s popular restaurants, the Cafe Em Nazih, as part of an initiative to encourage more people to use the public transport network.
Started by Riders’ Rights in September to help allay the country’s fuel crisis, “Save and Ride” allows bus passengers to receive a discount at several businesses that have joined the project.

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